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Government Policies for Substance Controls

The federal government has instated policies for substance controls. This was done to protect the public from the dangers of various substances as well as to regulate its use. Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances are listed under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which is divided into five schedules. Substances are placed […]

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Amount/percentage of hospital visits due to chemical intoxication

Drug and alcohol abuse are growing concerns in the medical community. Not only can these substances result in the individual developing a dependency, but they can also result in dangerous chemical intoxication that requires emergency medical treatment. According to NIDA, approximately 570,000 people die annually due to drug use; 440,000 from disease related to tobacco, […]

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What defines dependency?

Dependency of a substance is defined by the individual developing a tolerance to that particular substance, needing increased amounts to achieve the desired effects, and developing withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance over a long period of time. The individual will exhibit drug or alcohol seeking behaviors, turning to their substance of choice for […]

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Top 10 Places to Live in Recovery (Best Sobriety Locations)

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction are a diseases that last a life time. While you are in recovery you are still an addict and will never be able to have a drink or take drugs without fueling and awakening this horrible disease. To keep yourself in control of your addiction you require regular maintenance; this can […]

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What is Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse is the intentional misuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription medications and even house hold products as inhalants. The person abusing these substances is doing so for its pleasurable effects of euphoria and additional stimulant or depressant effects depending on the substance. People turn to substance abuse for many different reasons; peer pressure, boredom, […]

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Finding Your Way with the Help of a Substance Abuse Counselor

If you are suffering from a substance abuse problem, alcoholism or an drug addiction there is no need to go at it alone. There are many caring individuals that want to help you, some of which have been in your shoes at one point in time, they are substance abuse counselors. Their goal is to […]

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Substance Abuse Throughout The Nation

Substance abuse is a problem amongst people of all ages, sex, race and cultural backgrounds. Despite attempts made by law officials and anti-drug and alcohol abuse advocates, substance abuse shows no signs of slowing down. Drug and alcohol abuse is a growing epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in the Untied States alone. In […]

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